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2012-03-27 23:00:22

Weitz & Luxenberg has arranged for nine New York lung-cancer victims who were heavy smokers to be paid a substantial sum in settlement of claims that asbestos exposure was a factor in developing the disease and that it couldn't be blamed on cigarettes alone. The settlement helps put to rest a common misconception that smokers are automatically disqualified from suing those responsible for harms from asbestos exposure. NEW YORK, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Nine smokers who developed lung...

2012-03-10 09:00:00

Manufacturers of synthetic fiber have struggled for about a decade, and the next five years will be no better. As more textile mills move overseas to take advantage of lower operating costs, they will purchase less fiber from US fiber producers. Inexpensive imports from countries like China will also pose a significant threat to domestic manufacturers' market shares, while constantly rising raw material prices will eat away at operators' profit margins. For these reasons, industry research...

2012-03-09 17:00:00

Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason (CPSM), a mesothelioma law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of those injured by asbestos, sends out a warning to electricians about the dangers of asbestos. Having represented construction workers and electricians who were diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos on the job, CPSM´s goal is to share information to prevent and protect those in industries more at risk of deadly exposure. (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Clapper Patti...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

Stylishorganics.com platforms "one stop shopping" for organic and ecofriendly products. Offered is the best collection of products made from organically grown cotton, bamboo, hemp, sustainable hardwoods and recycled materials. (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Stylish Organics' products are representative of an environmentally friendly lifestyle and have been carefully selected from manufacturers who maintain green practices. Most products offered are made in the USA. Others are from organizations or...

2012-02-07 17:05:00

Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason (CPSM) have been representing clients injured by asbestos to file mesothelioma lawsuits and asbestos bankruptcy claims for over 30 years. They have updated the asbestos bankruptcy section and blog to reflect the recent developments in W.R. Grace & Company's (Grace) reorganization plan. Victims who were injured by exposure to asbestos can file a lawsuit against the companies responsible for the products that made them ill. Some of those companies...


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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